PHILADELPHIA, Pa. – Freshmen came up big again for the Bucknell men’s tennis team as the class accounted for two of the team’s three wins against Temple on Sunday. The Bison were playing on the second and final day of the Temple Invitational.
In matches against Drexel and Temple at the event, Bucknell freshmen went 4-1.
Freshman Max Garramone wrapped up a 2-0 weekend with a hard-fought 7-5 victory over Temple’s Francisco Bohorquez on court four. Garramone, who beat Drexel’s Balaji Lakshmanan on Saturday, beat two players with a combined 34 wins last season. He improved to 5-4 this fall.
Drew Krantz was Bucknell’s other freshman to win against the Owls, posting a 6-4 win over Michael Haelen.
Senior Timber Erskine gave Bucknell three wins for the second consecutive day. He beat Mark Wallner 6-4 on court six to improve to 4-4 on the season.
“Without two of our top players – Daniel Wright and Andrei Vitiuc – we really performed better than I thought we would,” Bucknell head coach Bruce Myers said. “On paper Temple is more talented team, but we really played our best tennis today.”